NSA Surveillance Drives Writers to Self-Censor; Jefferson’s Monticello


(00:00) PEN American Center has published a report researched by the FDR Group that shows writers are self-censoring their works due to fears of NSA surveillance. Stories are not being covered, investigative journalism is stymied for fear of exposing sources, and the loss to America and democracy may be great. Suzanne Nossel of PEN America is our guest.
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(23:00) Monticello was more than a beautiful home for Thomas Jefferson. It’s sweeping verandas looked out to America’s expansive west and evidence of slavery was hidden from public view. All of these and more were indicative of Jefferson’s forty-year dream to build it. Jack Van Ens is our guest
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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.